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How to watch television

Author: Ethan Thompson; Jason Mittell
Publisher: New York : New York University, [2013]
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"We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it 'good' or 'bad.' Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program's cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context. How to Watch Television brings together forty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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How to watch television.
New York : New York University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013010676
(OCoLC)841198131
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Thompson; Jason Mittell
ISBN: 9780814729465 0814729460
OCLC Number: 857064897
Description: 1 online resource (x, 396 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: An Owner's Manual for Television / Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell --
TV Form: Aesthetics and Style. Homicide: Realism / Bambi L. Haggins --
House: Narrative Complexity / Amanda D. Lotz --
Life on Mars: Transnational Adaptation / Christine Becker --
Mad Men: Visual Style / Jeremy G. Butler --
Nip/Tuck: Popular Music / Ben Aslinger --
Phineas & Ferb: Children's Television / Jason Mittell --
The Sopranos: Episodic Storytelling / Sean O'Sullivan --
Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job!: Metacomedy / Jeffrey Sconce --
TV Representations: Social Identity and Cultural Politics. 24: Challenging Stereotypes / Evelyn Alsultany --
The Amazing Race: Global Othering / Jonathan Gray --
The Cosby Show: Representing Race / Christine Acham --
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Queer Meanings / Quinn Miller --
Eva Luna: Latino/a Audiences / Hector Amaya --
Glee/House Hunters International: Gay Narratives / Ron Becker --
Grey's Anatomy: Feminism / Elana Levine --
Jersey Shore: Ironic Viewing / Susan J. Douglas --
TV Politics: Democracy, Nation, and the Public Interest. 30 Days: Social Engagement / Geoffrey Baym and Colby Gottert --
America's Next Top Model: Neoliberal Labor / Laurie Ouellette --
Family Guy: Undermining Satire / Nick Marx --
Fox & Friends: Political Talk / Jeffrey P. Jones --
M*A*S*H: Socially Relevant Comedy / Noel Murray --
Parks and Recreation: The Cultural Forum / Heather Hendershot --
Star Trek: Serialized Ideology / Roberta Pearson --
The Wonder Years: Televised Nostalgia / Daniel Marcus --
TV Industry: Industrial Practices and Structures. Entertainment Tonight: Tabloid News / Anne Helen Petersen --
I Love Lucy: The Writer-Producer / Miranda J. Banks --
Modern Family: Product Placement / Kevin Sandler --
Monday Night Football: Brand Identity / Victoria E. Johnson --
NYPD Blue: Content Regulation / Jennifer Holt --
Onion News Network: Flow / Ethan Thompson --
The Prisoner: Cult TV Remakes / Matt Hills --
The Twilight Zone: Landmark Television / Derek Kompare --
TV Practices: Medium, Technology, and Everyday Life. Auto-Tune the News: Remix Video / David Gurney --
Battlestar Galactica: Fans and Ancillary Content / Suzanne Scott --
Everyday Italian: Cultivating Taste / Michael Z. Newman --
Gossip Girl: Transmedia Technologies / Louisa Stein --
It's Fun to Eat: Forgotten Television / Dana Polan --
One Life to Live: Soap Opera Storytelling / Abigail De Kosnik --
Samurai Champloo: Transnational Viewing / Jiwon Ahn --
The Walking Dead: Adapting Comics / Henry Jenkins.
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Brings together forty original essays from today's leading scholars on television culture, writing about the programs they care (and think) the most about.  Read more...

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